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LSU scientists lead research on speciation in the tropics


September 10, 2014

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In a study that sheds light on the origin of bird species in the biologically rich rainforests of South America, Louisiana State University (LSU) Museum of Natural Science director and Roy Paul Daniels Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Robb Brumfield, and an international team of researchers published a paper this week challenging the view that speciation--the process by which new species are formed--is directly linked to geological and climatic changes to the landscape.Full Story

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